Make the Most of Your Visit!

Experience Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in a whole new way! Follow along on one of our self-guided tours to discover unique stories and activities as you explore the grounds.

About Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tours are digital e-books that are accessed using a smartphone with internet access.  These tours provide visitors with engaging, self-led experiences within various areas at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.  The tours cover a wide array of topics and are fun for guests of all ages!  See below for a list of tours currently being offered.

Butterfly Garden and Ashley Trail

An Island’s Gift: Book one - ArrivalAn Island's Gift book one: arrival

Step into the shoes of young Simon Quassi, an 18th century shipwreck survivor, as he learns about the plants and people of the barrier island.

Discover: Ethnobotany, Seminole culture

Location: Butterfly Garden and Ashley Trail

Time: 20 minutes

Distance: 1/4 mile on mulched pathways

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Coastal Hardwood Hammock Boardwalk

An Island's Gift: Book two - SurvivalAn Island's Gift book two: survival

Join young Simon Quassi, an 18th century shipwreck survivor, and his Seminole friends as they explore the island hunting for food and resources.  

Discover: Ethnobotany, Seminole culture

Location: Boardwalk

Time: 20 minutes

Distance: ½ mile on elevated boardwalk

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Mindful Moments: A Meditative ExperienceMindful moments a self guided meditative experience

This tour guides you through easy to follow meditative activities while on your walk through the hammock forest. These practices allow us to take a moment to reflect, escape from the everyday noise, and connect with nature.

Discover: Mindfulness practices, multi-sensory experinces

Location: Boardwalk

Time: 20 minutes

Distance: ½ mile on elevated boardwalk

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High Tech TreesHigh Tech Trees - A STEAM through September Program

Take a walk on the wild side, and test your tree knowledge! Use your phone to uncover the secrets of the coastal hardwood hammock and the trees that call this island home. 

Discover: Plantlife, Ecology

Location: Boardwalk

Time: 20 minutes

Distance: ½ mile on elevated boardwalk

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